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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 08 2015

RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears said three people are dead after a west bound U-Haul van collided with the rear of a commercial vehicle transporting crushed cars six kilometers east of Merritt Friday night.

RCMP from Merritt, BC Ambulance and Merritt Fire Rescue were called the the accident scene (November 6) at approximately 8:45 pm to a report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 5A/97C east of...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 04 2015

An unelected official is expected to make a decision by the end of November that could cost Nelson taxpayers over $300,000, a four per cent rise in property taxes.

In four weeks the director of Police Services from the provincial Ministry of Justice will hand down his declaration on the minimal staffing required in Nelson under the BC Police Act.

When Clayton Pecknold delivers...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Nov 03 2015

The Castlegar Health Centre apparently saw a patient without patience, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

“We got a call just before 10 a.m. yesterday (Monday) that a driver on Hwy 22 en route to Trail was driving at a high rate of speed and was unable to maintain their lane,” Johnson said. “Also, the back door of the vehicle was open.”

Trail RCMP subsequently pulled...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 02 2015

Nelson Police Sergeant Dino Falcone said Halloween 2015 was "quiet" for the most part despite the fact the night of trick-or-treating fell on the time change weekend.

"We had quite a few calls (2014) compared with this year,"  Falcone told The Nelson Daily Monday.

"This year we had about 27 calls which four were noise complaints reported overnight, three reports of theft...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 28 2015

It must have been a somber day inside the offices of 606 Stanley Street as the Nelson Police Department dealt with the news that one of their own had been sentenced to 30 days house arrest and a one-year probation for an assault charge on a woman.

NPD Const. Drew Turner was in BC Provincial Court Tuesday to hear his sentence after being convicted of assault last month.

“On...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 27 2015

A Nelson Police Constable was handed a Conditional Sentence Order 30 Days House Arrest and one year probation Tuesday by BC Provincial Court Judge Richard Hewson.

Judge Hewson sentenced Const. Drew Turner at Nelson Courthouse after the Nelson Police Department officer was convicted for assault in September following an incident on May 1, 2014.


While off duty, Const. Turner...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 25 2015

ICBC is launching its annual pedestrian safety campaign with the B.C. Coroners Service, B.C. government and police to urge pedestrians and drivers to do their part to stay safe as crashes involving pedestrians spike at this time of year.

Almost two times more pedestrians are injured in crashes from November to January compared to June to August as the weather changes and daylight hours...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 22 2015

Police continue to deal with cases of telephone fraud across the region, the most recent in Trail, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On Oct. 21, the Trail & Greater District RCMP responded to a complaint of a fraudulent phone call." Orr said. "A Trail resident had received an early morning phone call from a man claiming to represent the 'Better Business Chief Executive Office Anti...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 21 2015

Nelson Police is asking the public to keep on guard after a cougar sighting was reported to the detachment Wednesday afternoon in Fairview.

The cougar was seen in the area of the 500 Block of Seventh Street.

"Information received was that cougar was sighted in the (500 Block of Seventh Street) area on (Tuesday) October 20, 2015 at approximately 9 p.m. and additional information...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 20 2015

One male was taken into custody Monday (October 19) after Castlegar RCMP, with asistance of the Kootenay Boundary Regional GIS Section, executed a search of a residence in the downtown area of Castlegar.

The search warrant was sought under the authority of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act after the Castlegar RCMP obtained information regarding an active marijuana growing operation...

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